Personal Enlightenment

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Personal Enlightenment

Many people have a different view on personal enlightenment like some of the philosophers from the 18th, 19th, and the 20th century’s. Personal enlightenment to me is to respect you & that man is not always brutal. Like in order to respect yourself you have to be able to not care what other people think of you because if you care about what other people say about you then you will never learn to have respect for you or be able to be yourself. And did you also know that man is not always brutal? Some people are really nice and don’t always want to fight or scream and yell at each other. These are my arguments with the philosophers of the 18th, 19th, & 20th century. Jean Jacques Rousseau said you should follow your heart not your mind and that’s a big part of respecting yourself. If you follow your heart you will always be who you are not who other people are like you would be if u were to follow your mind. If you follow your mind then you’re thinking, saying, and doing whatever other people do because in life if you follow your mind you will not have a mind of your own. Also Baruch Spinoza said you should love yourself and I can completely agree with that because again if you don’t love yourself then you won’t know that the person you are is beautiful. If you don’t love yourself then you will never know who you really are and you will never learn to respect yourself and not being able to respect yourself in a world we live in today is not the best thing to do because people today have no respect for others. According to Thomas Hobbes men are bad selfish & rude. He also said that man will always want to fight man. I can only agree with half of that statement because man is not always bad, rude, and selfish some people are actually really nice but sometimes they can be really mean. For example if someone were to randomly come up to me and punch me in the face I wouldn’t do anything because I have no reason to fight...
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